Pocket friendly, user friendly

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

I have of­ten com­plained about the in­dif­fer­ent qual­ity of the hard­ware of mid-seg­ment An­droid smart­phones brought out by In­dian com­pa­nies. The Lava Iris Pro 30 is an ex­cep­tion. I don’t mind say­ing it is one of the best look­ing An­droid smart­phones in the ` 15,000 price range. This is Lava’s flag­ship of­fer­ing. It has a su­perb 4.7 inch 720p HD screen from Sharp. The colours were crys­tal clear on this screen. It is com­fort­able to op­er­ate with a sin­gle hand, Lava has kept it slim and sleek at 7.5mm. The soft matt back is smooth with an 8MP cam­era and a very small Lava brand­ing. This is a dual SIM phone with the slots hid­den be­low the back panel. There is a reg­u­lar SIM card slot along with a mi­cro SIM and mi­croSD. The Iris Pro 30 packs a 1.2Ghz quad core chipset from Me­di­atek, which is paired with 1GB of RAM. It runs on An­droid 4.2 and of­fers 4GB in­ter­nal stor­age, which re­ally is not enough. It of­fers a de­cent per­for­mance, with­out any lag. I launched mul­ti­ple apps in the back­ground and eas­ily man­aged to switch be­tween them. There wasn’t any de­lay in gam­ing ei­ther but the phone did heat-up af­ter long gam­ing ses­sions. I also played a few HD videos from YouTube. It smoothly down­loaded apps from the Play Store too. The 8MP cam­era cap­tured de­cent im­ages. Lava claims the screen con­sumes 30 per cent less power than oth­ers, but in fact it lasted only a day on aver­age use.

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